Business interests who pledged money to cover the costs of the recent NATO summit will end up paying tens of thousands of dollars to a private company for parking meter revenue lost because of the event, a spokeswoman for the organizers said Tuesday.
For four days, and nearly around the clock, Chicago police guided, cajoled and blockaded roaming groups of NATO protesters, following a set of strategic goals that laid the foundation for everything they did. [Chicago Tribune]
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had the most to lose from the NATO summit — having stuck his neck out to get it and squeezed business leaders to spend $36.5 million to fund it — and he appears to have emerged from Chicago’s dance on the world stage relatively unscathed. [Sun-Times]
Chicago police are investigating whether its supervisors whose names have appeared in news reports during the NATO summit coverage had been targeted online, a police source said. [Chicago Tribune]
The city of Chicago's website was alleged to have been brought down by a possible cyberattack by the hacker group Anonymous. Recent tweets suggest the group has been trying to take down NATO's site as well. [WBEZ]